How to Become a CLASS Provider

Open Enrollment Procurement Process

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) accepts applications from prospective providers through its open enrollment procurement process to contract for the Community Living Assistance and Support Services (CLASS) Medicaid waiver program. Under the open enrollment process, contracts are awarded on a noncompetitive basis to eligible applicants meeting the qualifications and other requirements established by HHS. There is no end date or dollar amount associated with the contracts awarded through this solicitation.

The CLASS program  provides services to people with an intellectual disability or a related condition as a cost-effective alternative to placement in an intermediate care facility (ICF/IID). CLASS services are offered statewide.

Note: You must have a base of operation physically located in the geographic catchment area for which you request to provide contracted services.

Read more information about CLASS here.

Contracting to Provide Services

To be eligible to provide services and receive reimbursement for these services, a provider agency must meet certain eligibility criteria. Rules regarding minimum eligibility requirements for contracting can be found in the Texas Administrative Code:

Read more information about the HHS provider enrollment process and requirements here.

Once you have met the minimum eligibility criteria, you may review the required application documents at:

The forms may be downloaded for completion. Completed forms and any additional required information should be mailed to:

Regular mail
Texas Health and Human Services
Community Services Contracts Unit
Mail Code W-357
P.O. Box 149030
Austin, TX 78714-9030

Overnight/Express delivery
Health and Human Services
Community Services Contracts Unit
Mail Code W-357
701 West 51st St.
Austin, TX 78751

Should you have any questions regarding the enrollment process for these programs, contact the Community Services Contracts Unit at 512-438-3550. Please be advised that contract applications must be submitted by mail to the address above and may not be submitted electronically or by facsimile.